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Definition of "blotter" [blot•ter]

  • A piece or pad of blotting paper. (noun)
  • A book containing daily records of occurrences or transactions: a police blotter. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "blotter" in a sentence
  • "Then, too, every time we make a landing on an island, part of our strength, like water, soaking into a blotter, is absorbed in the men and materials that must be left there."
  • "It was also where I was introduced to a variety of drugs, including paper acid, called blotter acid back then."
  • "But that takes sometimes a more sophisticated and -- pulling those stories together sometimes takes a bigger reporting effort than the blotter, which is an accurate way, but sometimes it's as it happens, we're putting it out and watching it develop."